Journal article

Why Does Workplace Gender Diversity Matter? Justice, Organizational Benefits, and Policy

Cordelia Fine, Victor Sojo Monzon, Holly Lawford-Smith

Social Issues and Policy Review | Wiley | Published : 2020

Abstract

Why does workplace gender diversity matter? Here, we provide a review of the literature on both justice‐based and organizational benefits of workplace gender diversity that, importantly, is informed by evidence regarding sex differences and their relationship with vocational behavior and outcomes. This review indicates that the sexes are neither distinctly different, nor so similar as to be fungible. Justice‐based gains of workplace gender diversity include that it may cause less sex discrimination and may combat androcentrism in products and services. We then consider potential instrumental benefits of workplace gender diversity to organizations, including for team and firm performance, inn..

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